6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

6 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kandy
— 1 day
Fly
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Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Beruwala
— 1 night
Drive
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Colombo
— 1 night
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Kandy

— 1 day
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 12th (Fri), look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally stop by Kandy City Center.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kandy is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Mirissa

— 2 nights
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Shoba, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then stroll through Mirissa Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mirissa trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kandy to Mirissa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Mirissa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Beruwala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beruwala

— 1 night
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, pick up some new knowledge with Dara Gems & Jewellery, and then stop by Sriyan Jewellers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beruwala driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mirissa to Beruwala in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping · Classes · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Colombo

— 1 night
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 16th (Tue), look for gifts at Barefoot, then look for gifts at Stone 'N' String, and then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planner.

Getting from Beruwala to Colombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Museums

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.